Xwavia's first superfast broadband users in Conwy go live

Wednesday, October 1st 2014

Xwavia has brought superfast broadband to Conwy and the first residential and business customers who signed-up can go live, on the high-speed service. The company is dedicated to supply high-speed broadband to rural and hard-to-reach parts of Wales. The first phase of the project was launched in June and the first customers to sign-up have benefited now. Xwavia not only provides superfast connectivity to residents but also to businesses in Conwy, securing recently its first commercial user- Gwynedd Forklifts. Paul Evans who is living in Conwy for the last 8 years, is another beneficiary who had earlier suffered with extremely slow (0.5Mbps) speeds, but now the connection has enabled him to enjoy HD TV and Skyping to relatives far away.

Xwavia has teamed up with the Access Broadband Cymru scheme. Under the government's scheme, grants of up to £1,000 are provided to customers and businesses to offset the cost of installing a superfast broadband connection. CEO of Xwavia, Dafydd Thomas, said residents and businesses not having access to high-speed broadband has a negative effect on the Welsh economy. They intend to extend their superfast broadband network right across Wales in the next 3 years, he added.

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